8 Clean Beauty Products That are Worth the Splurge
We’ve all been there: An innocent trip to Sephora to restock one simple beauty blender or your toxic-free shampoo turns into an out-of-body experience and all of a sudden you’re watching yourself fill a basket with enough lotions and serums to promote you from Rouge status to a bonafide V.I.B. member. No judgment. We know how it goes. But let’s be honest: Expense doesn’t always mean quality. Especially when it comes to selecting clean, natural, and organic products that won’t do more harm than good. Ahead, we’ve rounded up nine of our favorite clean beauty products that are actually worth the money.
Kopari Deodorant, $14
The activated charcoal in this natural deodorant keeps you feeling confidently clean all day long, while the coconut oil creates a pleasant, beachy scent and provides nourishment and hydration to sensitive underarms.
Tata Harper Cleansing Oil, $82
The magic of the Tata Harper cleansing oil is that it doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your skin after cleansing, and just a splash of warm water will easily remove all of your makeup. No vigorous scrubbing necessary.
Primally Pure Skin-Specific Serums, $42 - $52
Primally Pure recently released skin-specific serums (clarifying, plumping, and soothing) that are formulated for different skin types, so you can have full confidence about the one you choose: Clarifying is great for managing oil production and giving a fresh glow; Soothing is perfect for sensitive skin; Plumping helps increase collagen levels and promotes a youthful appearance.
Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser, $42
This regenerating cleanser uses BHA to gently buff away imperfections without causing irritation or harsh physical exfoliants. It’s perfect for those concerned with uneven texture, enlarged pores, or dry, flaky skin.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum, $90
Trust us when we say you’ll be beside yourself with excitement to wake up and see the results from this overnight resurfacing serum. This formula includes soothing plant extracts to balance out the exfoliating AHAs, which can be harsh on your skin if not properly distributed. If you’re aiming to revitalize a dull complexion and even out your skin tone, this product is a great bet.
Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil, $34
We can hardly remember the days when putting oil on your face would have seemed strange, since we’re now fully entrenched in this progressive beauty trend. This squalane oil is incredibly light on the skin while providing intense restoration and repair. It promotes elasticity and helps retain moisture, all with just two or three drops, so your initial investment goes a long way. It’s ideal for every skin type (even those with oily skin), so don’t hesitate on adding it to your routine.
Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo, $32
Mamas out there know that a good dry shampoo is like a lifeline for the (many) days that you just can’t carve out the time to wash and dry your locks. This clean dry shampoo makes your hair feel shiny and clean without harsh products that strip your strands of natural oils and it provides an extra hit of volume to boot.
Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, $45
Initially, this formula might not be what you expect from a day cream. The consistency is luxurious and thick, but given a little time to absorb into the skin, it seamlessly reduces redness and irritation, thanks to extracts of rose petals and wild rose hips. Look no further for a perfect base layer to a smooth makeup application or soft, moisturized skin.
Having a reliable, safe, and effective clean beauty routine allows you to look and (most importantly) feel your absolute best, so it’s important to do your due diligence on what works for you. Pro tip: Ask the consultants at the beauty store/makeup counter for the sample version of a product you want to try, or start with the travel size to avoid investing in products that don’t work for you.